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The north part of the West Wing is occupied by she large complex of the palace magazines or store rooms. It consists of the antechamber, the corridor of the magazines and the magazines themselves. The first wide hall forms the antechamber of the magazines and opens off the Central Court via a doorway with a central column and two pillars. Two other columns inside the room supported the roof. Under the floor of the antechamber was discovered the Archive Room of the 0ld Palace (l900 - 1700 BC), containing over 6.000 clay sealings, i.e. seal impressions on balls of clay, which were used to monitor the movement of the goods in the magazines(fig 1).
A double doorway with a central pillar on the west side of the antechamber led to the corridor of the magazines, with a second central pillar supporting the roof of the corridor. To right and left were the ll magazines, in which the goods produced by the Palace were stored. The westernmost magazine, on the north side of thecorridor, which has been roofed over by the excavators contains tall pithoi (storage jars), one of which bears an inscription in Linear A (fig.2)


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Aretoussa Pension Pitsidia
at 5km(SW) from West Magazines
Aretoussa Pension

Kiknos Studios Kalamaki
at 5.6km(SW) from West Magazines
Kiknos Studios

Melissa Hotel *** Matala
at 7.3km(SW) from West Magazines
Melissa Hotel ***

Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas For Rent Matala
at 8.7km(SW) from West Magazines
Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas for rent

Irini Mare Holiday Resort Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 11.9km(NW) from West Magazines
Irini Mare Holiday Resort

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